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  • 1. Magazine coverpage analysis
  • 2. Magazine Name: Rock Magazine Genre: Rock Music Magazine Size: 8 by 11 Introduction: Classic Rock is the complete magazine guide to rock music, offering exclusive interviews and features on rocks biggest names.
  • 3. MastHead Puff Cover lines Cover lines Barcode Main cover line Buzzword Puff Selling line Sub line Main image
  • 4. Masthead Font: This masthead has a big and bold font. Handwriting is serif. The masthead gives a classic feel when it is read by the reader. It is a solid font which, can be easily read. Color scheme: The color of the masthead is white and its seen in all the ‘’classic rock magazines’’. This color is used in magazine to even out the balance of colors. White contrasts well with black. Location: The masthead is located in the centre of the magazine. Its from edge to edge. 'The masthead is always overlapped by the main image.
  • 5. Main Coverline The main cover line basically highlights issues that are related to the main image . Here, ‘’GUNS N ROSES’’, may refer to the model who has gotten his picture taken in a gangster look. Font : The font is big and bold. It is also written in capital letters so that it could attract as many consumers as possible. Color scheme: The main cover line is in pink color as it balances out well with background color, black and it is matching with the models’ bandana.
  • 6. Cover lines These are cover lines that highlights issues related to events or gossips inside the magazine. Font: the font is comparatively smaller than the main cover line., so, that they could look unique from the entire magazine.
  • 7. This is known as a puff . This is small circle sticker located on the upper left side of the magazine. It is sometimes, located on the upper right side. There's usually something persuasive written which will automatically attract a lot of attention. Color scheme: Here the puff is in red color and it is balancing out well with the background, black, Red and black is always a good combination to use.
  • 8. Bar code This is a bar code. Its seen in all the magazine front covers. Its to protect the magazine from being copied by other brands. Bar code is located on the right side of the magazine ,under the cover lines.
  • 9. Selling line This is a selling line and it helps to promote the magazine and the magazine name, respectively. Its Is usually seen above the mast head but, in this case, it is can be seen under the mast head. Font: Usually selling lines have a small font but, here it is written in big, bold letter in order to grab attention of consumers. Hence, this brand is breaking the codes and conventions of the other magazines so, that it could look unique and different from other brand magazines. Color scheme: The selling line is in white color because, it balances out well with the background color, black.
  • 10. Subline This is a sub line. It is located under the main cover line. The sub line is giving description about the main cover line. Like , here, there’s something written about machine guns. Font: The font is small as compared to the main cover line but, its written in bold, capital letters so that, it is easier for the readers to read. Color scheme: Again ,sub line is written with a white color. This is because, it contrasts well with the background color, black.
  • 11. Buzzword This is a buzzword which, is located on the left side of the magazine ,either above or below, the cover lines. It is used for attracting readers. Font: Its written in big bold letters so, that it can be easily read by the readers. Color scheme: The colors white and red alwas balances out well with black which, is the background color.
  • 12. Main Image This is the main image. It overlaps with the mast head as, this shows how well the magazine name and magazine itself is established. The main image has a very serious look o his face as if he doesn’t like thinking about any thing else other than his own work. He his showing attitude through his pose. This is a cow boy shot as the picture is taken till models’ hips. Color scheme: The color of his clothes are matching with the background, which is black.